The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation | UHN

The Ride

The Ride to Conquer Cancer funds have been used to support the following:


  • $20.9 million for research at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute for equipment, lab  and staff costs and research operations
  • $11.9 million to purchase cutting edge research equipment  for the Cancer Centre in support of:
    • Genomics & Epigenetics ($5.9 million)
    • Immunotherapy ($1.6 million)
    • Cancer Stem Cells & Tumor Biology ($0.8 million)
    • BioBank (including Genitourinary) related research ($3.6 million)
  • $7.4 to support the research expansion at TMDT (Toronto Medical Discovery Tower) as part of the initial investments for Personalized Cancer Medicine

Clinical Enhancements

  • $7.2 million to support the expansion of the Cancer Clinical Research Unit including joint research programs with Alberta Cancer, BC Cancer, and the JGH in Montreal
  • $2.0 million to support Techna (a new institute affiliated with Princess Margaret), in collaboration with the University of Toronto, devoted to the advancement of health technologies
  • $1.3 million toward the design and creation of the new Conway Chemotherapy and Transfusion Centre, the largest centre of its kind in North America
  • $106,000 to support clinical trials for a new “sharpshooter” drug
  • $600,000 to support chemo day care clinical trials
  • $6.7 million in support of clinical enhancements and patient care priorities
  • $960,000 to enhance Guided Therapeutics program
  • $500,000 for innovation research grants
  • $250,000 to support  breast reconstructive surgery  
  • $168,000 to support the surgical robotics program for gynecological cancer patients
  • $2.7 million for the enhancement and support of the first in-hospital Survivorship Clinic and Program in Canada
  • $4.6 million for the  expansion of clinical research  and the space transformation to support  the delivery of Personalized Cancer Medicine
  • $700,000 to support the patient education program
  • $2.2 million for the International , a multi-year development program for The Princess Margaret $1.5 million towards grant matching program